They always say that finishing first is the only thing that matters at the All-Star Race. However, second-place is pretty good when it comes to earning confidence as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series gets ready for the longest race of the season, the Coca-Cola 600.
With NASCAR's new-testing ban imposed at the start of the season, teams only have the All-Star Race as a true test session for the race.
Matt Kenseth, who finished second in the All-Star Race, says he and his team can be more confident at what they have for the Coca-Cola 600.
“Yeah, I mean I feel better about next week because our car was really fast on the long run tonight and we just had to go crazy and tighten it up to try to make it good on the short run there at the end and was just trying to crutch it too much, but 30- and 40-lap runs it was really fast, so I feel pretty good about the 600,” commented Kenseth after the race on Saturday night.